Search Results Best Practices Re: [aifia-members] IA & Findability Seminar (early bird deadline)
13 Aug 2004 - 2:16pm
On Aug 10, 2004, at 9:33 AM, David Heller wrote:
> 1. best practices for designing full-text search systems > a. use of meta-data > b. expressions allowed, not allowed > c. use of fuzzy-logic, relevance, etc. > 2. best practices for designing search results > a. how to and when to deploy flat results vs. faceted results > b. pagination of results, etc.
I can now announce, as we launched it today, Adaptive Path's report:
The marketing blurb:
The report provides a feature-by-feature best-practices guide to use as
a design reference when developing the search experience on your site.
When implementing a feature, you can easily look up how it’s been done
across a range of sites.
In this report, you get:
- An inventory of search engines from 10 massive content Web sites,
including Microsoft, Apple, NASA, and the CDC
- Detailed best practices for the 40 most important features including
query input, results layout, relevance, and results navigation
- 8 immediate actions you can take to get search under control
- Ideal wireframes that embody the best of our best practice